My kids have been sick with a stomach flu. It was real bad. My 6 yr old was down for a week. She then got better. Now she is sick again. This news of kids dying has me a nervous wreck and i am keeping a close eye on her. It seems quite odd to me also that healthy kids are dropping dead. ;( Prayers to the familes affected .
Same here with my two-and-a-half year old. First the stomach flu, throwing up all night, then a flu with high fever. She's better now, and I'm glad I didn't read this two weeks ago, when she was going through round two of flu-like symptoms. I was worried enough. Reading this would have had me terrified.
The worst is that when your kids get sick, you worry, naturally, but everyone tells you not to be too concerned because kids get sick all the time. Especially during the winter months, they catch all kinds of illnesses from each other. So you try not to make too much of it...and then you hear about kids dying!
I didn't think that in this day and age the flu could kill someone unless they had an otherwise weakened immune system. It does make me wonder whether these kids had undiagnosed problems (heart conditions, perhaps) which made them more susceptible, which the media overlooked or hasn't disclosed. (You know how the media loves to incite panic.)
In any case, it's really quite scary.
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